Invitation to a seminar "UNESCO and the Ethics of AI"


The seminar will take place online on 16 June 2023 at 12.00 online. Registration details in the post.

The goal of the seminar, organized by the Polish National Commission for UNESCO, is to exchange the experiences and deepen reflection on the ethical aspects of artificial intelligence, to intensify the debate and cooperation, and to promote in Poland the Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence, created by UNESCO - link to the document

The Recomendation is the first legal instrument of global scope in this field adopted in 2021 by UNESCO member states, after negotiations, with the active participation of Poland. 

The seminar has been included in the program of this year's celebration of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD), organized by the Polish Information Society (Polskie Towarzystwo Informatyczne).

Please find the preliminary program below:

1. Opening and introduction:

  • Polish National Commission for UNESCO, Michał Kleiber, President, Welcome and introduction
  • UNESCO Assistant Director-General/Social and Human Sciences (or representative; name tbc), Presentation on the Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Inteligence
  • Slovenian National Commission for UNESCO, Gašper Hrastelj, Secretary-General, UNESCO´s Role and the Future of Artificial Intelligence

2. Ethical perspective: opportunities and challenges. Interventions of experts and representatives of organisations representing different sectors:


  • Robert Kroplewski, Plenipotentiary of the Minister of Digital Affairs for information society
  • Szymon Łukasik, NASK Director’s Plenipotententiary for Scientific Policy, Head of AI Division, NASK - National Research Institute
  • John Shawe-Taylor, Director, International Research Centre on Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI, Ljubljana) / UNESCO Chair on Artificial Intelligence at University College London
  • Tadeusz Burczyński, Director, IPPT PAN Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Aleksandra Przegalińska-Skierkowska, Vice-Rector, Kozminski University (tbc)
  • Marek Hołyński, Member of the Board, Polish Information Processing Society (PTI/PIPS)
  • Xawery Konarski, Vice-President, Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunication

3. Discussion; Moderator: Tomasz Komorowski, Polish National Commission for UNESCO

4. Closing remarks: Michał Kleiber, President, and Alicja Jagielska-Burduk, Secretary-General of Polish National Commission for UNESCO


Registrations available under this link until 12 June 2023: click here


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